Part of the assumption behind chat is that someone will be there to chat at or to. With admins and techs that assumption may not be valid. Chat sessions can scroll off screen. Out of sight - out of mind might rule. Also, chats within a department will tend to be small. How many admins, info techs, microcomputer support people, etc. are on campus?
Email sits there until dealt with, and it is readily searchable.
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Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] Interest in an IRC channel for NAG?
I always have small questions that could be better answered in a chat.
I always feel a bit of guilt when I think of something to ask, and
think, I hate to bother these people again and clog inboxes.
>Each time I touch that chatroom type of communication I come away more puzzled than ever as to why so many people like it. People say try it, you'll like it. I've tried it. Each time I do I like it less. I guess it's just one of the great mysteries of the universe.
>W.K. Kellogg Biological Station